Perasol wants Fighting Maroons to be accountable after latest loss

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ UP head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines head coach Bo Perasol is fed up with his team’s struggles. The Fighting Maroons have been on a free-fall since their 3-1 start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament losing five of their last six matches to drop to 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 15 MOST READ “It’s really tiring when you lose and you don’t see any accountability from your players,” said Perasol Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre after losing to University of the East, 73-64.With the loss, the Fighting Maroons fell out of the top four and are now a full game behind the Tamaraws in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I wanted them to feel that when you lose a game you have to be accountable, you have to own up to the chances given to you. That’s the point of character building I wanted to share with my players because it’s now always about the wins and the losses.”UP’s game plan focused on slowing down UE’s Alvin Pasaol who has been on a tear the past four games averaging 33 points. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. And that was the one thing the Fighting Maroons failed to do.Pasaol punished UP with 32 points, outscoring the whole UP starting five who scored a measly 17 points, on top of 13 rebounds.“Actually, he was our emphasis the past few games, we got lapses in the beginning on what we wanted to do and in fact he was the emphasis of our defense,” said Perasol in Filipino. “But he made those three-point shots so he really had a boost of confidence.” Pasaol made five 3-pointers against UP, and none bigger than the one he drilled that gave UE a 68-58 lead with 2:49 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Laws repeatedly being bent, twisted for a few

first_imgDear Editor,In my last Letter to the Editor, I listed my concerns about the actions of the prosecutors who happen to be mostly serving members of the Guyana Police Force and listed the recent case of a senior officer being charged for rape against a 13-year-old girl. Interestingly, after that publication of my letter, the remanded senior officer of the Guyana Police Force made his next appearance in front of the same Magistrate, without any objections from the police prosecutor again, he was granted bail for the measly sum of $250,000 for such a serious offence with instruction of staying 50 ft away from the victim.Now take the case against the UG student who was remanded to prison for allegedly making threats of bombing the University. Since I was a small boy, I recall there always being a threat of bombing various places, especially workplaces and schools. That is nothing new and at this day and age, everyone should know that even if you block your phone’s number and place calls, the phone companies would still have the records of all the calls you send or receive, similarly with texts too. I would say for someone who is attending one of the highest learning institutions in Guyana; if she is not familiar with this info and committed such a stupid act, I have no sympathy for her.My main concern is what is occurring in the various courts and the actions of the police officers. Latchmie Rahamat did indicate to the Magistrate that her client was detained beyond the stipulated 72-hour period but basically that’s just it because it’s not the first time that happened either. The Magistrate could only voice his/her concern, no disciplinary action would be taken against the errant officers. Everyone should know that even though based on allegations, according to the various news outlets, the police persecutor put up a fierce battle against the trained lawyer and was successful in getting the accused remanded. I did not see the prosecutor involved in the matter of rape against the 13-year-old girl by the senior police officer putting up one single objection when the application of bail was made for him on both occasions in a case which I consider to be more serious than the bomb threats against the University. There are numerous cases which is more serious and the accused get bail.I guess your freedom depends on the mood the Magistrate and the police prosecutor is in. I observed these things and took note and it is my humble opinion that the laws of Guyana are repeatedly being bent and twisted to please a few, especially those who can afford it. My observation is that injustice is being meted out to many who are seeking justice. Under different leaders, the system remains the same but then again you can’t expect different if the leaders themselves refuse to obey the law. The case of the no-confidence vote is a typical example.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

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The Fred Hall show is coming to town

first_img Rockfish season is just around the corner. It opens March 1 to waters less than 360 feet. You might want to brush up on the regulations as they pertain to certain special bag limits and Total Length restrictions. Only one bocaccio may be taken and have a 10-inch Total Length; as with cabezon, only one fish can be caught 15-plus inches long. California sheephead must be 12 inches long and you can take 5 of them. Sculpin should be 10 inches long and have a 5-fish bag limit. Lingcod have to be 24 inches long with a bag limit of two fish per person. Lingcod is still closed and will not open until May 1. The 61st annual Fred Hall Fishing Tackle, Boat, and Travel Show will be held March 7-11 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. One of the largest consumer shows in the nation, there are hundreds of tackle, boat, and destination exhibitors along with over 400 seminars throughout the duration of the show. This year, the show has added a new hunting section with an impressive slate of hunting speakers, including Col. Craig Boddington, who will be giving a presentation daily. Show hours are 2-9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $13 for adults, with kids 15 and under free with a paying adult. For information or directions, call (805) 389-3339 or go to www.fredhall.com. Get set for rockfish The above rockfish are measured using the California Fish and Game Regulation Total Length system. You measure the fish from the nose to the end of the tail and it’s called the Total Length. The other DFG measurement is from the nose to the beginning of the “fork” in the tail, not to the end of the tail and this is called the Fork Length method. Fork Length is used to measure yellowtail and bonita after the first 5 fish of any size have been caught and you are working on the next five to complete your 10-fish limit. Also, the fish must be lying flat and measured with the mouth closed. The bonita Fork Length, after the first five caught, is 24 inches and the yellowtail Fork Length is also 24 inches. Reports out of San Diego say that the water is warming early this year and maybe we have an El Nino developing. As yet though, the boat counts are showing nothing different than what has been going on for the last month. The Humboldt squid count did improve over the weekend and sportboats from Seaforth Landing are leaving daily at 4:30 a.m. for the giant squid. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for a show of the swimming calamari to get up here locally so we have a shot at them. I love pounded, breaded and fried calamari. Local landings slow The local landings are reporting a very slow week with a few yellowtail caught. The one exception was the Pursuit, which caught limits of yellowtail last Friday. The rest of the sportboats are catching the standard calico bass, sand bass, sculpin and thousands of sand dabs. Long Beach Sportfishing reports that Steve Yun of West Covina won last week’s $250 Pot of Gold prize with an 11.8-pound halibut. Don Ashley from Pierpoint Landing reports that the candy bait squid are thick at Catalina, Santa Monica Bay and the Channel Islands. He suspects that the yellowtail and the sea bass bite will pick up and continue through the summer. Even if the exotics don’t bite we fishermen will have plenty of ammunition. center_img Normally I don’t get all excited about a fishing thing but at the moment I am more than excited about the surf fishing that has broken loose. The new outlet at Bolsa Chico State Beach is turning out limits of 2-pound barred perch for the surf guys. This looks like the “it can’t be better than this” time. To get there enter at the signal and drive south to the end of the parking lot. It’s really convenient with the parking lot and restrooms next to the jetty. Big Fish Tackle reports that the best bait for the bigger perch is ghost shrimp with mussels and Lug Worms to follow. They are also catching lots of corbina and spotfin croaker. Lake Wohlford sends word of some great fishing with many nice rainbows being taken. The best bait has been green power bait and inflated night crawlers. Top trout of the week goes to Art Ebitner of San Marcos with an 8.0-pound rainbow. Leticia Arballo of San Diego also caught a nice 7.8-pound rainbow. Each month’s Whopper Contest winners in 4 categories are awarded a free fishing and boating permit. For further information on the contest or fishing conditions, please contact the Ranger Station at (760) 839-4346. Lake Irvine completed their Red, White and Blue Presidents Day contest last Saturday, Sunday and Monday with the following winners. Saturday, Mike Cee landed a 8.1-pound rainbow for a prize of $412. Sunday, Aaron Harper caught a 6.9-pound rainbow for $250 and Monday, Bill Husler landed a 6.0-pound rainbow to win. All the fish were caught on inflated night crawlers. Hunting seminar nears Turner’s Outdoorsman will be hosting a wild turkey hunting seminar and shotgun patterning event at Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Enterprises on Sunday, March 4. Seminar speakers will include Jimmy Rizzo of the Primos Pro Staff giving calling and hunting tips along with representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and Department of Fish and Game to provide information on where to hunt birds on public lands in San Bernardino and San Diego counties. For more information and to register, contact the Raahauges at (951) 735-7981. Of course everybody knows that the Spring Turkey season opens for 37 days on March 31. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Who were the players voted best in West Germany 1974?

first_img1974 WORLD CUP ALL-STAR TEAM 13 13 13 13 13 13 MIDFIELD: Johan Neeskens (Netherlands)A member of the brilliant Ajax side which dominated the European Cup between 1971 and 1973, Neeskens is regarded as one of the finest ever Dutch footballers. He started his career at right-back, but showed his versatility by moving to midfield and establishing himself as one of the finest midfielders to ever play the beautiful game. He scored a fair few goals, but Neeskens biggest strengths were his incredibly energy and skilful ability with the ball at his feet. He was one of the Ajax players brought to Barcelona by Rinus Michels, joining his former manager in Catalonia three years after Michels was hired by the Camp Nou club. MIDFIELD: Kazimierz Deyna (Poland)Formerly of Manchcester City, Deyna established himself on the world stage with his performances at the 1974 World Cup. The gifted playmaker represented his nation 97 times, scoring an impressive 41 goals, and he has been voted Poland’s greatest ever footballer by fans. Deyna came third in the voting for the 1974 Ballon d’Or after his performances in West Germany, with three goals scored and showings that helped guid Poland to a third place finish. He spent three years in England with Man City, and was also cast in Escape to Victory as one of the Allied footballers. DEFENCE: Ruud Krol (Netherlands)An incredibly versatile defender who could play anywhere along the backline or even in midfield, Krol spent the majority of his career with hometown club Ajax. A key figure in the ‘total football’ revolution, Krol won three consecutive European Cups with the Amsterdam club, but he lost successive World Cups in 1974 and 1978. Krol won 83 caps for the Netherlands, between his debut in 1969 and his final appearance in 1983. DEFENCE: Paul Breitner (West Germany)Breitner is one of only four players to have scored in two different World Cup finals, having netted against the Netherlands in the 1974 showpiece and then followed that up eight years later by striking against Italy in 1982. Despite starting his career as a left-back, Breitner was extremely versatile and eventually became a top class midfielder. He started his club career with Germany giants Bayern Munich, winning the 1974 European Cup, before moving to Real Madrid later that year and a couple of league titles. He returned to Bayern in 1978 after a short spell with Eintracht Braunschweig and won further trophies. DEFENCE: Berti Vogts (West Germany)A World Cup winner as a player and a European Championship winner as a manager, Vogts claimed further honours at domestic level with the great Borussia Monchengladbach side of the 1970s. The right-back was twice named Footballer of the Year in Germany, and he represented his nation on 96 occasions between 1967 and 1979. The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we take a look at the 1974 edition, held in West Germany and won by West Germany.It was the first tournament that saw the current World Cup awarded, as Brazil had won the Jules Rimet Trophy outright in 1970 for winning three tournaments. It was also the first time Australia, Haiti and Zaire made appearances at the finals, and the only time East Germany was represented before Germany was reunified in 1990.The hosts won the World Cup, but the Netherlands have gone down in history as the best team from 1974. Led by the mesmeric Johan Cruyff, the Dutch were undefeated all the way up to the final, and in the showpiece clash they took a one goal lead without West Germany ever touching the ball. But Paul Breitner equalised from the penalty spot and Gerd Muller, Der Bomber, netted the winning goal in the 43rd minute.Cruyff ended his international career without any silverware, but he was one of the stars in West Germany. But who were the other key players? The World Cup All-Star Team was selected to remember the best performers in West Germany, and you can learn about the chosen XI below…1974 FIFA WORLD CUPHosts: West GermanyChampions: West GermanyRunners-up: NetherlandsThird place: PolandFourth place: BrazilTop scorer: Grzegorz Lato (Poland) – 7 goalsBest Player: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)Best Young Player: Wladyslaw Zmuda (Poland) FORWARD: Rob Rensenbrink (Netherlands)A talented dribbler with a keen eye for goal, Rensenbrink was something of an anomaly in the Netherlands’ 1974 squad as he played outside his homeland; in fact, only two other players were in the same situation, one of whom was Johan Cruyff. Rensenbrink spent the majoirty of his career in Belgium, and was a key player in the great Anderlecht side of the 1970s after first starting in the country with Club Brugge. He actually rarely played in his natural position (left forward) at the World Cup as that was Cruyff’s favoured position, so his eye-catching performances came on the left of midfield instead. Unfortunately, Rensenbrink was not fully fit for the final having picked up an injury in the semi, and he only lasted until half-time of the defeat at the hands of West Germany.talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.center_img 13 13 DEFENCE: France Beckenbauer (West Germany)Der Kaiser is unquestionably one of the all-time greats of the game. A veteran of 103 caps and three World Cups, he is one of just two people who win the World Cup as both a player and a manager, in 1974 and 1990 respectively. Beckenbauer was named in the World Team of the 20th Century in 1998, the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002, and he was listed in the FIFA 100 as one of the world’s greatest living players in 2004. Beckenbauer spent the majority of his club career with Bayern Munich, winning 13 trophies, including three consecutive European Cups and the Intercontinental Cup. He also played for that star-studded New York Cosmos side of the late 1970s, and is credited with creating the modern libero role. MIDFIELD: Wolfgang Overath (West Germany)Overath spent his entire career with Koln and represented his nation at three World Cups: 1966, 1970, and the successful campaign of 1974. A technically brilliant attacking midfielder, Overath had a fierce rivalry with fellow playmaker Gunter Netzer on the international stage, with the pair vying for the starting role at the heart of the West German team. Overath, who won 81 caps for his nation, is one of a select group of players to have claimed medals at the World Cup for finishing first, second and third at the finals. 13 13 FORWARD: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands)With a real claim to be called the best player ever, Cruyff can almost certainly be called the most influential man to ever grace the game of football. He was a game-changer as a player and a manager, and highlights of the Dutch legend can be compared with those seen in the modern day. Perhaps the most important man in the ‘total football’ revolution, Cruyff brought incredible success to Ajax before moving to Barcelona and guiding the Catalonians to their first LaLiga title in 14 years. He scored three goals at the 1974 World Cup, and left his permanent mark on the game with the first widely seen Cruyff Turn, performed on Jan Olsson, the perfectly bamboozled Sweden defender. 13 FORWARD: Grzegorz Lato (Poland)Widely regarded as one of Poland’s greatest ever players, Lato is the only Pole to win the Golden Boot at a World Cup, achieved in 1974 with seven goals scored. With 100 caps won for his country and domestic silverware won in Europe and Central America, Lato was a key player in the ‘golden generation’ of Polish football. He was part of the team which won Gold at the 1972 Olympics, and finished third at the World Cup in 1974 and 1982. Renowned for his incredible pace, Lato could play out wide or in a more central striking role, and he was an incredibly consistent goalscorer at both club and international level. 13 GOALKEEPER: Sepp Maier (West Germany)Regarded as one of Germany’s greatest ever goalkeepers, perhaps the greatest, Maier was nicknamed ‘Die Katze von Anzing‘ (The Cat from Anzing) because of his incredible reflexes and agility inside the area. He played his entire club career with Bayern Munich, making 599 appearances, and he set a German record that still stands by playing a consecutive 442 Bundesliga matches between 1996 and 1979. He was selected by his country for four World Cups; Maier was backup to Hans Tilkowski in 1966, but was undisputed starter in 1970, 1974 and 1978. As well as the 1974 World Cup, Maier won Euro 1972 with West Germany. 13last_img read more

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BEO BRINGS THE MESSAGE OF ROAD SAFETY (AND ROCK!) TO DONEGAL

first_imgMORE than 200 students from across Donegal are to receive a short, sharp shock when one of the country’s leading Gardai brings them a hard hitting road-show on road safety.Garda Sgt Jim McAllister, from Garda Headquarters in Dublin, will present the safety show at Letterkenny’s Regional Cultural Centre.The roadshow is part of the ongoing BEO series of concerts and education programmes organised by Colaiste Ailigh. Garda McAllsiter, who has more than 20 years experience in the traffic corp, says the roadshow is not a lecture.“It’s very much an interactive programme. I certainly don’t plan on ramming anything those student’s throats.“The whole idea is to allow students to be interactive and to give their opinions of ways of improving road safety,” he said.Among the presentation is a series of shock real-life footage and interviews with the relatives of people killed in road crashes. Sgt McAllister admits that trends are getting better for road safety in Donegal but there is always room for improvement.“I know that I am not going to have a life-lasting affect on students – that is up to their communities be that their GAA clubs or their families.“I am hoping that we can simply ignite a spark and get them thinking that they have the power to stop fatalities from happening. Our research has shown that 90% of crashes are down to the driver so we have the power to change that,” he said.It’s not just all about education on the day.Students will also have the opportunity to listen to three of Ireland’s top bands – Go Panda Go, More Than Conquerors and Bi Polar Bears at Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre at 7pm. Throughout the day students will also take part in workshops with the bands on various aspects of the music business.Everyone is welcome to the gig at the RCC tomorrow evening.See the video of the bands here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doJXOzSSJjgEnds BEO BRINGS THE MESSAGE OF ROAD SAFETY (AND ROCK!) TO DONEGAL was last modified: May 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Enceladus Problem Heats Up

first_imgHow can a small icy moon produce hot-water geysers?  That is the Enceladus problem: for a small moon assumed to be 4.5 billion years old to be forcefully gushing out water from its south pole was a great surprise when the Cassini spacecraft first detected the geysers in 2005 (11/28/2005).  Ever since, scientists have been puzzling how to get the plumes to last so long (03/01/2006).  A new paper in Icarus1 concedes this is a bigger problem than thought; it would require tremendous heat at depth to keep the system going.    The existence of nitrogen in the plumes, assumed to result from decomposition of ammonia, leads to estimates of 500K to 800K (440-980°F) in the moon’s interior: “a very hot environment” for unusual chemistry and explosive physics.A major question is how is it possible to get high temperatures inside Enceladus, while it is already surprising to observe ongoing geological activity at this satellite.  We prefer to approach the problem the following way.  Pre-Cassini geophysical models have failed to account for the young surface of Enceladus observed by Voyager.  There is a need to revisit the assumptions and initial conditions used for these models.    Several other lines of evidence now point to the existence of high temperature material (well above the melting point of water) in at least some portions of Enceladus’ interior.  The plumes themselves and the thermal power radiated by the south polar anomaly suggest higher heating levels than currently provided by long-lived radiogenic species and current tidal dissipation combined (Porco et al., 2006).    Supplying the heat required to explain the observed phenomena is a major challenge for theoretical models of the satellite’s thermal history.The only suggestions they can come up with are (1) maybe tidal heating is more efficient than thought, or (2) maybe Enceladus formed early when short-lived radionuclides were able to melt the interior, then subsequent long-lived radioactive decay maintained the heat for all this time.  They referred to other papers on these ideas but did not speculate on how long such heating could persist, and why it did not affect similar moons, like Mimas, in the same way.    At the end they speculated briefly about how inner heat might cook up a “rich, warm, aqueous, organic ‘soup’ below the surface” up to and including “hydrocarbons, nitriles, methanol and possibly amino acids” not yet observed.  Sniffing some of the ingredients might be possible if Cassini is able to sweep through the plume a year from now (March 12, 2008).  Though the authors did not mention the L word life (except for the indirect word prebiotic), some of the popular news media were quick to pick up on this thought (see BBC News and Space.com).  The JPL press release, though stating that “all key ingredients for life” are present, was careful to qualify that “no one is claiming that we found life by any means” – only that “we probably have evidence for a place that might be hospitable to life.”  National Geographic, however, made the L word its centerpiece, announcing, “Saturn’s Icy Moon May Have Been Hot Enough for Life, Study Finds.”1Matson, Castillo, Lunine and Johnson, “Enceladus’ plume: Compositional evidence for a hot interior,” Icarus, Volume 187, Issue 2, April 2007, pages 569573, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.10.016.Enceladus has nothing to do with life, OK? (time to review 02/15/2007).  Scientists and reporters should stop throwing out this distraction from the real issue: an observational fact is at clear variance with assumptions about the age of the solar system.  The researchers admit that the known heat sources are inadequate separately and in combination.  Two years ago, it was admitted Enceladus lacks a rocky core that could store enough radioactive sources (see 04/08/2005), and last year another scientist admitted that short-lived radionuclides are just a knob one can twiddle in the models without being able to make a hard statement (see 03/01/2006).  Meanwhile, the geysers are real.  They continue to erupt enough material to replenish the E-ring and spray-paint neighboring moons with ice (02/10/2007).    If this were the only anomaly in the evolutionary dating scheme, perhaps they could do some special pleading, but then there is Titan’s surface (05/04/2006, 06/09/2005) and atmosphere (10/18/2006, 09/14/2006), Saturn’s rings (09/06/2005), Io’s volcanoes, the surface of Venus, our moon (11/09/2006), comets (06/10/2006) and much more in the solar system arguing against long ages.  The earth-based dating methods that give long ages are not without their own problems (e.g., 08/08/2006, 05/08/2006); without the need for geological epochs for evolution to occur, the difficulties with all dating methods would be apparent.  The E-ring is young (07/11/2006), the geysers have finite energy sources, and the surface of Enceladus is young (08/30/2005).  Why not accept the obvious inference that the whole moon is young?  If Darwin didn’t need the time, it would be obvious to everybody.  This “major challenge” must be faced (02/06/2006).  We agree it is time to “revisit the assumptions and initial conditions” that have “failed to account for the young surface of Enceladus observed by Voyager.”  Stating the inference to the best explanation – that Enceladus is young – will require courage on the part of a planetary scientist willing to go where the evidence leads.(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Liverpool Condemn Fans for ‘Racist Stereotype’ Divock Origi Banner

first_imgGenk: Liverpool condemned a “racist” banner depicting Divock Origi that was displayed in the away end before their Champions League clash with Genk in Belgium on Wednesday.The banner appeared to show Origi’s head photoshopped onto a naked body alongside the Champions League trophy. It was removed before the start of the match, which Liverpool won 4-1. A club statement said: “Liverpool Football Club condemns the offensive banner displayed in our section of the ground, prior to kick-off.”To be clear, the image used perpetuated a racist stereotype. This is completely unacceptable.”We acted swiftly to have the banner removed and we are now working with the local authorities and stadium team in Genk to identify those responsible.”Any subsequent action will be taken in keeping with our sanctions process.”Asked for his reaction after the game, manager Jurgen Klopp replied: “I didn’t see it yet but I heard we already gave a statement so I have nothing to add.”Liverpool went on to win the game 4-1 and Origi came on as a second-half substitute.A player in the Genk academy as a youngster, the Belgian international was given a warm welcome from the home supporters when he came on and at the end of the match. Bannerdivock origifansGenk First Published: October 24, 2019, 9:56 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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‘Worst night on record’: Spanish media on Real Madrid’s Champions League exit

first_imgAjax Share via Email But Madrid’s problems go back further, most agreed. The squad has been weakened, investment has slowed, and the player who marked this generation has gone. AS’s Madridista Tomás Roncero described this as “Cristianicide”. “We shot ourselves in the foot.” If so, the surprise was that they didn’t miss. “This was a game that summed up Madrid’s ills.” Topics Play Video AS lamented Real Madrid’s ‘tragic week’ that saw them exit the Copa del Rey, effectively end their league challenge and now depart the Champions League. Photograph: AS Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal wells up after ‘we lost it all in a week’ Madrid have been European champions for 1,012 days, winning the competition in four of the past five years. Only the Real side that won the first five editions of this competition have ever produced a run like it. But that team died, cause of death: “Drowned in their own blood,” said El Mundo. “Before we go on, we should pay homage to a group of players who will remain in the memory: since Di Stéfano there’s never been a team like this,” insisted Marca, before painting a portrait of “the worst night on record”.Nor was it just one night – it was seven of them, three home defeats in a week ending a season that Dani Carvajal described as “shit”. Knocked out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, effectively out of the league on Saturday, and out of Europe on Tuesday, their earliest European exit in nine years.AS called it Madrid’s “tragic week”. It is only March, but Real’s season is over. “Three months in the desert” await. “Now they have to drag their ghost across pitches until June, crossing Spain in the shadow of Mourinho,” wrote Jorge Bustos in El Mundo. Champions League Real Madrid Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Twitter Pinterest Show Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger 1:10 Europe has so often been Madrid’s elixir. During the 13 seasons in which they won the trophy that most defines them, Real only won the league twice. “Not even in the holy land,” said AS.“A team without goals, without defensive rigour, without fuel in the middle,” as Jaime Rodríguez put it, are out. They had “bathed in reality”, El País suggested. That reality is “terrifying”, “awful”, “disastrous”, “horrible”, everyone agreed. “The worst possible end,” Marca said.Or the best? The Catalan newspaper El Mundo Deportivo gleefully called Real’s shock last-16 exit a “total shipwreck”, an “absolute failure”. Madrid had been “stripped bare”. Barcelona’s other sports daily, Sport, cheered the “end of an era”: Madrid was “closed for demolition”. It was made all the more enjoyable by the presence of Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong, who will be at Barcelona next year. Barça had knocked Madrid out of two competitions, and now a future Barcelona player had knocked them out of a third.Yet perhaps Madrid had knocked themselves out, starting with Zinedine Zidane’s departure and Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus. It did not go unnoticed that Sergio Ramos watched the game from a private box having sought a suspension that saw him miss out. Or that while he was there, he was being filmed for a documentary. Read more Share on Facebook The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Was this helpful? Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Thank you for your feedback. news Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Share on LinkedIn Real Madrid’s mourners filed out in silence while Ajax danced on their graves. As the north end of the Santiago Bernabéu roared to the sound of thousands of Dutch fans celebrating, the south stood abandoned and sad. Marca published an image of the north end as the final minutes ticked by, the Ajax section full, Madrid’s emptying, scoreboard quantifying their pain like some gigantic tombstone, on a front cover that was sparse and sombre. “Here lies the team that made history,” it said, adding: “A humiliating end to an unrepeatable era.” Real Madrid ‘devastated’ as jubilant Ajax fans celebrate shock 4-1 win – video Hide “This is the end an era that will affect everyone except the man who makes decisions: the president [Florentino Pérez],” wrote Orfeo Suárez, who described a team that is a “caricature, where those who win the most don’t play, those who run get injured, where balls hit the post and the captain films it all from his vanity box and the fans leave before the end.” They left leaving an empty stand and a scoreboard that read Real Madrid 1 Ajax 4. “An electric sign of Armageddon,” said Diego Torres in El País. Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Wage Exemption for More Income Assistance Clients

first_imgWith changes to wage exemption rules, clients receiving income assistance who are self-employed or who receive tips, gratuities and commissions, will now have more money in their pockets. As of May 1st, people are able to keep more of this income before seeing a reduction in their income assistance payments. “For some people with disabilities, self-employment is the best option for earning income and maintaining independence,” said Brian Aird, Teamwork Cooperative, Self-Employment Services. “This change means that self-employed individuals can keep more money to invest in making their businesses successful.” Wage exemptions were first introduced in the fall of 2018 to allow Employment Support and Income Assistance clients to keep more of their income assistance while working. “I know my strengths and weaknesses and how my disabilities impact them, and self-employment allows me to manage them successfully,” said Sue Chessell, In-Thread-Able Designs. “Traditional employment hasn’t been able to meet my needs, but self-employment allows me to be a contributing member of society and improve my standard of living. This change will help me grow my business.” For information on other measures to support income assistance clients, visit https://novascotia.ca/coms/employment/index.html .last_img read more

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